All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release by Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon

By Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon

Every album and each track ever published through the Beatles?from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The lengthy and Winding Road" (U.S. 1970)?is dissected, mentioned, and analyzed via tune historians during this energetic and entirely illustrated work.

All the Songs delves deep into the historical past and origins of the Beatles and their track. This first-of-its-kind publication attracts upon a long time of study, as track historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the situations that ended in the composition of each tune, the recording strategy, and the tools used.

Here, we study that certainly one of John Lennon's favourite guitars was once a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he obtained for £100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We additionally examine that "Love Me Do," recorded in Abbey street Studios in September 1962, took 18 takes to get correct, although it used to be one of many first songs John and Paul ever wrote jointly. And the authors show that once the Beatles played "I are looking to carry Your Hand" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, John's microphone wasn't became on, so audience heard purely Paul singing.

The enormous quantities of images in the course of the publication contain infrequent black-and-white exposure stills, photos of Beatles tools, and fascinating pictures of the musicians in-studio.

All the Songs is the must-have Beatles ebook for the any precise Beatles fan.

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B. Lincoln George and John rehearsing in their hotel room (1963). ”1 Do You Want to Know a Secret, written by Lennon and McCartney, was the first song that George sang, even though, originally, it was not written for him. John wrote it in the apartment lent to him by Brian Epstein, at 36 Faulkner Street in London, where he lived with his first wife, Cynthia. The concept came from a song called “I’m Wishing,” taken from the Disney movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, that his mother, Julia, used to sing to him when he was a little boy: “ ‘Want to know a secret?

The Beatles immediately went to the control room and were thrilled while listening to the results. They even wanted to use it on side A. S. I Love You” was also the title of a 1934 song, written by Gordon Jenkins and Johnny Mercer, that had been performed by many singers, including Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday. The song was mixed in mono on that day and in stereo on February 25, 1963. 1. Miles, Paul McCartney. 2. Sheff, The Playboy Interview with John Lennon & Yoko Ono. indd 45 27/05/13 15:27 In 1963, the Beatles began appearing in live BBC shows.

2 Production 1963 On March 5, 1963, the Beatles were once again at Abbey Road to record their third single. It was the first recording since the epic session of February 11. The session began with the recording of the rhythm section and the vocals live. The seventh take was considered the best one. Then John concentrated on a harmonica part that he recorded on the intro, the solo part, and the end of the song. Norman Smith was still using the same overdubbing technique as he had on the Please Please Me album.

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